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My partner had his biopsy on 30/12 last year and his MRI that day and got the results on 13/1 this year. FYI biopsy is belt and braces, but generally MRI and digital examination are now considered the most important prognostic indicators. I did a huge amount of research when DP was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he was told on the very first day he saw the urologist that it was cancer. Everything else was staging to determine treatment course.
Oh thank you, he has to see the urologist on Wednesday, I wonder if they will tell him then ,its such a strain this waiting He was rushed into hospital end of may with pain and not able to wee,he had an infection, and enlarged prostate,but ended up with sepsis The tests have been going on since then. including seeing Consultants ,and Drs and blood tests Had you partner had all these tests too by the time he saw the urologist?
My partner had a fairly high PSA but apparently it doesn't always mean cancer, he had a digital exam I think ,sent home with ABs,then rushed in again when he couldn't pass urine, but really all started when he was rushed in with 40dg temperature and found enlarged prostate and ended up with sepsis Your partner got results after 2 weeks approx. ? How long after so they could tell just by digital exam? He has had biopsy, your partner didn't? is that right, I wonder if something was seen on the MRI which is the reason for biopsy then He was already down for a prostate shave,[I think its called] to take pressure off the bladder, Did your partner see the urologist after all the other exams? How is your partner now? Also, sorry if too personal,[ you don't have to answer,] but has it affected his sex life He is hoping it wont in the end, as we have not been together a long time,but of course his health is priority, but if not it might take a while to recover
He did have a biopsy, but it was just to confirm the ultrasound, digital, MRI findings. He has T1, N0, M0 prostate cancer so confined to prostate. He originally had a PSA of 9, it is now less than 1 after treatment with anti-androgen tablets that he takes daily. He sees the urologist every three months for digital exam and PSA. If the anti-androgens stop working he is likely to have the radiotherapy beads inserted directly into his prostrate. Currently it does not affect our sex life immediately post diagnosis it did a bit mainly because he was sore rather than anything else.
Thank you so much for your reply, we are hoping that if it does turn out to be cancerous it can be treated and is at an early stage Cant remember now if I mentioned it without looking back, but he has to have an op anyway to shave the prostate to stop pressure on the bladder He might be much older than your partner which might make a difference,he is 70 We have not been together so long and enjoying the second flush of youth lol, so would hate for it all to be lost now
holdbackthewineThanks for asking,he said he had got the all clear Sounds awful, but i am wondering if hes telling me everything,as he knows i am a worrier, It is just that he has been booked in for next week, which seems a bit quick ,for just a prostate shave On the other hand this has been going on since end of May/beginning of June, the only problem he has is getting up several times a night, The hospital he is booked into is in another town, about 15 miles away, which is routine really ,as our local one often sens patients there for certain things or to see a certain surgeon or consultant He will be in for about 3 days Also i wonder why he had to have an MRI and then a biopsy,if they didnt suspect something wrong As we dont live together [see profile name] lol i dont know what letters etc he has got
I’m sure they’ll biopsy what they unearth. My DD is an HCP and I think they’re not allowed to minimise or mislead, however painful the truth may be. I think you should be reassured but I’m sure the shave will result in testing of tissue. Fingers crossed that gives you peace of mind.
Thank you, sorry what is an HCP?so they are likely to biopsy what they take off too? Actually he has had bowel cancer in the past,and it was a neighbour of his who told me,he doesn't like talking about his ailments His son must have mentioned it to the neighbour at some time, he didnt
Oh thank you for that, I didn't mean the hospital were not telling him everything ,but I thought he might not be telling me everything, me being such a worrier Anyway ,at least it will be over before Christmas, and hopefully he be feeling ok by then He seems to think after his 3 days in Hospital he will be fighting fit again and can carry on as normal,but not from what I have read He did have tablets to try to shrink the prostate, but he said it is huge,and they didn't work